Words For Courageous Living


I want to deviate from my format and tell a story. You can draw YOUR own conclusion in YOUR own "bucket of trouble".

Two frogs who had been living in comfort and ease in a cool pond of water were accidentally scooped up by a milkman in a bucket of water, which he poured into his can in order to give his milk more body and get more money.

The frogs were astonished to find themselves in an unknown element, in which it was not possible to support life, and they had to kick vigorously in order to keep their heads above the milk.

One of them, being disheartened by being shut up in the dark, said, "Let's give it up and go to the bottom; it's no use kicking any longer."

The other said, "Oh, no, let's keep kicking as long as we can and see what the outcome will be. Maybe things will change."

So one frog gave it up and went to the bottom. The other kept kicking and when the milkman got to town and opened his can, behold the frog had kicked out a lump of butter large enough to float him and he was sitting on it comfortably. YOU, MY FRIEND, DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSION based upon a difficult situation you might be going through.

The Scripture? Gal. 6:9, "Be not weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."

Keep on keeping on. Don't spiral down thinking always about the negative, but let God lift you up.

Let's pray

Lord, our attitude is so important in all areas of our life. Like one sees a glass half full and the other sees it half empty. I ask, in the name of Jesus, that this one maintain their faith - that which will indeed keeps them afloat.


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